Shooting Portraits with a Rare Canon 50mm f/0.95 ‘Dream Lens'
1 month ago - By Peta Pixel
While in Finland visiting The Camera Rescue Project , YouTuber and vintage lens enthusiast Mathieu Stern got to try out a rare Canon “dream lens”: the Canon 50mm f/0.95. And like any good camera nerd, Stern immediately set it to f/0.95 and tried to shoot some portraits.
Created as a show piece and “technical demonstration and marketing gimmick” by Canon in the 1960's, only 25,000 units of this 50mm f/0.95 were produced-Stern was shooting with No. 23492-and you can still find copies online for between $3,000 and $4,500. Not bad, considering the price of Nikon's Noct lens... itself a bit of...
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